Five shows worth checking out
(With or without a drink in hand)
Anne Heaton A perennial Passim favorite, this local singer-songwriter has been playing lovesick piano songs from her elegant new album, "Blazing Red." March 15. 8 p.m. $15.
Julian Lage Group He's only 21, but Boston-based Lage is already a seasoned jazz guitarist, having first emerged as a child prodigy who shared stages with Carlos Santana and Pat Metheny. March 26. 8 p.m. $15. March 27. 7 and 10 p.m. $15.
The Bee Eaters Young string bands don't get much more traditional than this quintet, whose members play a lively mix of banjo, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and cello. April 10. 8 p.m. $15.
Tift Merritt One of the joys of Passim is its coziness and the thrill of seeing big-name artists who could easily sell out much larger rooms. Americana singer-songwriter Merritt is a perfect example. April 12. 7:30 p.m. $22.
Eric Andersen A salute to its '60s halcyon days, Passim will host this folk legend in an intimate performance that's sure to sell out weeks in advance. April 30. 8 p.m. $22.